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Designing API-First Enterprise Architectures on Azure

By : Subhajit Chatterjee
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Designing API-First Enterprise Architectures on Azure

By: Subhajit Chatterjee

Overview of this book

API-centric architectures are foundational to delivering omnichannel experiences for an enterprise. With this book, developers will learn techniques to design loosely coupled, cloud-based, business-tier interfaces that can be consumed by a variety of client applications. Using real-world examples and case studies, the book helps you get to grips with the cloudbased design and implementation of reliable and resilient API-centric solutions. Starting with the evolution of enterprise applications, you'll learn how API-based integration architectures drive digital transformation. You'll then learn about the important principles and practices that apply to cloud-based API architectures and advance to exploring the different architecture styles and their implementation in Azure. This book is written from a practitioner's point of view, so you'll discover ideas and practices that have worked successfully in various customer scenarios. By the end of this book, you'll be able to architect, design, deploy, and monetize your API solutions in the Azure cloud while implementing best practices and industry standards.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: API-Led Architecture in the Digital Economy
Section 2: Build Reliable API-Centric Solutions
Section 3: Deliver Business Value for a Modern Enterprise

Architecture principles

The foundation to building a highly reliable API-centric architecture is to focus on the core objectives and goals that must be addressed by the solution for the given context. This is typically outlined using a list of architecture principles that serve as the guiding principle for solution architects and engineers while they analyze the requirements of the business and prepare the implementation roadmap for the solution.

Some of the standard software architecture principles are must-have for API architectures as well. . A few others are based on modern practices that are more relevant for cloud-based solutions.

The most important architecture principles that commonly apply to API platforms are categorized as follows:

  • Keep it simple: Minimize moving parts to reduce complexity and accelerate the time to market. In the world of Agile and iterative development, changes are expected as a natural process. Trying to get the architecture right and comprehensive...